US government support of "making" sounds great. I teach in college, and advise clubs where making is the prime activity (our Astronomy club is building a radio telescope to monitor storm activity on Jupiter, for example.) We use Arduinos, Mindstorms, and a bunch of other technologies, including a handfull of littleBits. If this leads to better funding and an easier path to integrate 'appropriate technology' into our programs, then great - I'm as happy as LouisCK in in your gif.
However I am not a fan of unfunded initiatives. What I'm afraid of, is that an administrator somewhere up the chain will mandate that a 'making' element be included in curricula, with little thought other than to include the word "make" in the course description.